Cloud computing continues to drive incredible transformation. It has changed the way we run businesses; creating whole new sectors and disrupting entire industries. We’re now able to communicate, interact and share more than ever, while business models that were once impossible are now commonplace.
This momentum is driven by a simple underlying proposition: provision new business capabilities rapidly and with agility; if it’s successful, scale that capability up; if it’s not, then fail fast and turn it off. Regardless, you’re only paying for what you use, when you use it.
Ransomware is one of the most widespread and damaging threats facing Internet users today as it scrambles files and renames them, prompting users to buy a decryption key at an exorbitant price.
A recent research by SophosLabs indicates a growing trend among cybercriminals to target and even filter out specific countries when designing ransomware and other malicious cyberattacks. SophosLabs has also seen trends of different ransomware strains that target specific locations, which mean cyber threats can contain vernacular languages, local brands, logos and payment methods, making ransomware highly believable and effective.
Microsoft recently marked “Safer Internet Day” with regional findings from the Security Intelligence Report (SIR), Volume 21, a twice yearly report that provides unique insights into the threat landscape to help organisations learn about trend data in industry vulnerabilities, exploits, malware and web-based attacks.
The report, released in December last year, identified Asia Pacific markets, especially the emerging ones, as among those at the highest risk of cybersecurity threats. Three out of the top five global spots for rate of malware encounters in the region. Malaysia placed 11th amongst the top markets in Asia Pacific under malware threats.